Sunday, September 24, 2017

Snippet: Jessica Vs. Kierra the Wardancer

Here's a small snippet from the lead-off chapter of Code Of Armor: Vengeance, Part Two.

It's Jessica Kramer vs. Kierra the Wardancer.
Pardon the weird formatting.  That's OpenOffice and Blogger not getting along...


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 “Ok. Give me 75 percent power to the hammer, NoName. I want that thing glowing, but I still need some jets,” Jessica said. Her reactor stepped up its output, a deep whine spooling up behind her. She flicked on her speakers.

“Kierra, that song's as old as your dance moves,” she said.

“Petty, not pretty. Just like you, Kramer,” the Wardancer answered. Jessica edged her mech closer to the wreck of Flevver's jalopy. Her external cameras showed her mech's foot was next to the fallen chopsaw.

“I'll show you 'pretty,' you worn-out excuse for a pleasure doll,” Jessica said.

Modern-day Wardancers were a proud and lethal warrior cult, but they did not like being reminded they were originally brought to Junctionworld as lab-grown “comfort hosts.” Long before the Gatekeepers took control, the Wardancer Rebellion ended with mass castrations of their overthrown enslavers, the K'Narr. Preserved containers filled with the offending members still turned up from time to time in excavations and refurbished buildings, much to the consternation of the males in the rehab and construction crews.

The poise and grace of the sleek mech's posture faded, and a blast of jets signaled Jessica that her goad worked. Screaming something incoherent over her loudspeakers, Kierra charged, her plasma-edged swords swinging in wild loops.

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Best,
JBR


Friday, September 22, 2017

Code Of Armor: Vengeance Paperbacks arrive.

So, my personal paperback copies arrived today of my recently-published book, Code Of Armor: Vengeance.

Voodoo, my ancient mini-panther, approves.




Here's a song to celebrate...
Heh.

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For a copy of my book, whether in paperback, Kindle download, or as a 3-chapter sample via PDF, consult the following links...

If you'd like to check out the first three chapters, here they are on PDF...
http://www.johnbearross.com/CodeOfArmor-VengeancePartOne-FirstThreeChapters.pdf


Kindle Paperback version is here...

Kindle Ebook version is here...

Best,
JBR

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Review, and International Paperbacks!

The paperback copies of my new book, Code Of Armor:Vengeance are winging their way across the globe.

Here is Olaf's copy, in Deutschland...


Here's my brother Mark's copy, in SoCal...


And here's a 5-Star review from some kind soul that really made my day.
This person gets it, and I'm so happy.


For a copy of my book, whether in paperback, Kindle download, or as a 3-chapter sample via PDF, consult the following links...

If you'd like to check out the first three chapters, here they are on PDF...
http://www.johnbearross.com/CodeOfArmor-VengeancePartOne-FirstThreeChapters.pdf

Kindle Paperback version is here...

Kindle Ebook version is here...

Best,
JBR

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Code Of Armor: Vengeance First Reviews...5 Stars!

Two readers on two separate continents reviewed my new book, Code Of Armor: Vengeance, and gave it five stars!


One in the UK, from tabletop gaming and writing maven Gavin Syme...


The second from Fred, a good friend, from here in the US...

Whoo-hoo!


If you'd like to check out the first three chapters, here they are on PDF...
http://www.johnbearross.com/CodeOfArmor-VengeancePartOne-FirstThreeChapters.pdf

Kindle Paperback version is here...

Kindle Ebook version is here...

Stay tuned for more shameless self-promotion!

;)

Best,
JBR

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Code Of Armor: Vengeance...Launch Night!

Well, the time is here.  Launch Night for the first installment of my ongoing novella series, Code Of Armor: Vengeance.

Here's a Sam Adam's Octoberfest to celebrate.  Raise one with me, won't you?


You can find Code Of Armor:Vengeance via Amazon, and also via Kindle Unlimited.

Go back a few blog posts, and you can download a few sample chapters via PDF, or click on the Look Inside button on the Amazon page.

My thanks to Michael Anderle for showing me the pathway around the Gatekeepers.
And thanks to my wife and family, to whom my work is dedicated.

If you'd like to check out the first three chapters, here they are on PDF...
http://www.johnbearross.com/CodeOfArmor-VengeancePartOne-FirstThreeChapters.pdf

Enjoy!

Best,
JBR

My Book Is Launching On Amazon


I am happy to report that my summer's effort is coming to a Kindle-enabled device near you.

Code Of Armor: Vengeance is uploaded, and will launch in the next few days.

For those of you who are interested, here's a little three-chapter PDF sample.

www.johnbearross.com/CodeOfArmor-VengeancePartOne-FirstThreeChapters.pdf

Also, some art from the cover art elements.





Best,
JBR

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Synopsis For My Book, Code Of Armor: Vengeance


      The Gatekeepers, rulers of the interdimensional crossroads known as Junctionworld, have turned their hidden pocket of reality into a garden of organized, mechanized slaughter. Mech pilots, cyborgs, and sentient machines are invited (or forced) to do battle for the entertainment of the masses. The Gatekeepers record and export the gladiatorial contests to a million other worlds. Life is cheap, killing is easy, and walking armored nightmares clash before the cameras on the colosseum floors.

     Behind the scenes, though, a young mech pilot finds herself the target of a conspiracy to erase her family's name and reputation in the armored arenas. Jessica Kramer, last of the Fourth Gate Kramers, tries to solve the murder of her brother by parties unknown. To do so, she must stay one step ahead of alien overlords, rogue enforcers, and fellow mech gladiators trying to kill her to gain their own freedom.


     Will personal demons from her past stop her quest for justice? Will she discover the truth before she and her family's legacy can be crushed? Find out, in the ongoing episodic novel, Code Of Armor: Vengeance, by John Bear Ross.

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So, whattaya think?  Does it have a hook, without giving too much away?
I'm at 30000 words on this, and I'll be releasing it in chunks via Amazon Kindle Direct.
When I have enough for a full novel, I'll bundle them together.
In the meantime, I can write and publish on my own schedule.
Stay tuned.

Best,
JBR